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Cavs C Varejao to miss two weekend games

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Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will remain on the sideline for two games this weekend because of a bruised right knee.

Varejao already has missed four games with the injury and will not play against Atlanta on Friday in Cleveland or at Brooklyn on Saturday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Friday. He was hurt Dec. 18 in a game against Toronto.

The NBA's leading rebounder this season at 14.4 per game, Varejeo also is averaging 14.1 points.

Varejao will remain in Cleveland on Saturday for additional treatment when the team travels to Brooklyn to face the Nets.

Meanwhile, the Cavaliers assigned forward Samardo Samuels to the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League team.

Samuels has played in 18 games and started one this season for the Cavs. He is averaging 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.

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